The International Friendship Program encourages the exchange of culture and friendship between Americans and international students. We know that it can overwhelming to come to a new country. IFP will give you the opportunity to learn, first hand, about American culture and for you to share your culture with an American. Our hope is that through IFP, university students will have the best possible experience during their time in the USA with true community and love.
There are no specific obligations to participate in IFP. You can be involved as your time and schedule permits. Previous students have enjoyed meeting with Americans and learning all about the culture. There are many events during the year that are open to you whether you a specific partner or not, and we hope to see you there!
Welcome to Dallas, SMU and the United States! We are so glad you are here!